What if I Can't Afford a Personal Injury Attorney?

When you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s common to experience stress from being hurt, the thought of medical bills, and the financial stress of missing out on paychecks due to the injuries. Even in instances where you may believe that you should be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries, many people often worry that they may not be able to afford an attorney to begin the process of recovering damages. So what should you do if you think you can't afford a personal injury attorney? Fortunately, there are more options than you may be aware of! When you visit an experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney who believes in you and your case, they will be able to help you understand all of your options for recovering damages. Below are just a few of the ways that you may be able to get help for your personal injury case.

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When you’re stressed about money, the word “free” is an ideal proposition. Many law firms, including our own, offer free consultations to potential clients so that we may better understand your situation and whether you would have a case that would be worth perusing through litigation. This meeting is also an opportunity for you to learn more about the fees and potential payment structures involved with your case, so be sure to come with questions! As the name implies, there is no cost to you for coming in to speak with an attorney about your case.

Most Law Firms Offer Flexible Fee Structures

So what happens if you and your attorney both agree that moving forward with a personal injury claim is the best solution? At that point, your attorney would provide you with a breakdown of their preferred payment structure. Most law firms have flexible payment structures that can be helpful when you don’t have the means to pay a retainer fee upfront. Some of these flexible structures might include payment plans or “no fee until we win” contingency agreements.

Every situation may be completely different, so it is best to speak with your attorney about which structure might be the most mutually beneficial.

Understanding Contingency Agreements

As mentioned, some law firms will offer contingency agreements and “no fee” guarantees unless they win. While not having to pay until your case is over may sound like a great solution when you can’t afford a personal injury attorney, it is important that you read the complete agreement. Typically, you will pay a percentage of your winnings to the legal team as compensation though this amount might be higher than a monthly retainer fee would be. Ultimately, this is a fair trade off if you are tight on money now but know that you have a very strong personal injury claim to make.

Eric Blank Injury Attorneys – Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys

Have you been injured and believe that you have a claim? Let our team of experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorneys provide you with a free consultation and case review. We have extensive experience handling a wide variety of personal injury cases including car accidents, slip and fall accident, negligence, worker’s compensation, dog bites, casino related injuries, and much more. Call (702) 222-2115 today or fill out a contact form and our team will be in touch shortly.

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